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Josiane
Josiane G., about 50 years old, is the mother of six children and guardian for two others, the children of her deceased aunt. She is in business selling bath soap (Lagossidi). This soap is made in Nigeria and Ghana, and everybody appreciates this fact, since the soap is good for the skin and inexpensive too. Her husband, a substitute teacher in a local private school, has not been able to provide for the family given his meager and sporadic salary. So, over 75% of household expenses is resting on Josiane herself. Using an initial loan of $400, which was repaid regularly, she managed to grow her business a little. To do more would require more substantial funding.



Mrs. G., lacking the funds, must get her stock of soap from retailers who ultimately leave her with only a small profit margin. So, she is requesting financial support in the amount of $950 as capital to create a significant inventory of soap and to act as a wholesaler.


Translated from French by Daniel Kuey, Kiva Volunteer.



Agée de 50 ans environ, Madame G. Josiane est mère de six (06) enfants et a à sa charge deux (02) enfants de sa tante décédée. Elle a comme activité la vente du savon de toilette (Lagossidi). C’est un savon fabriqué au Nigeria et au Ghana que tout le monde apprécie car c’est très bon pour la peau et économique. Son mari, un enseignant vacataire dans une école privée de la place, n’arrive pas à subvenir aux besoins de la famille avec son maigre salaire et encore très irrégulier. Ainsi, plus de 75% des charges du foyer reposent-t-elles sur la femme. Avec un premier crédit de $400 obtenu et régulièrement remboursé, Josiane est arrivée à augmenter légèrement ses activités qui nécessitent aujourd’hui un financement assez consistant.



N’ayant pas de moyens, Madame G. Josiane s’approvisionne chez les revendeurs ce qui lui laisse pas une marge bénéficiaire conséquente. Aussi, sollicite-t-elle un appui financier de $950 qui va lui servir de fonds de commerce pour faire un stock consistant de savon et agir comme une grossiste.

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  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 4
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  • $8,590,025
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Josiane buying and stocking soap in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jan 11, 2007
Listed
Dec 27, 2006
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 30, 2007